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TExES | Test Information2019-11-19T16:50:24+00:00

TExES – Practice Test & Information [Updated 2019]

Frequently Asked Questions: Dates, Fees, & More

What are the TExES exams?

TExES stands for Texas Examinations of Educator Standards. The TExES exams are a group of assessments that determine whether or not a candidate has the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level educator position in Texas public schools.

The TExES exams are created and administered by Pearson.

Who takes a TExES exam?

Any person seeking educator certification in Texas must take and pass the necessary TExES exams.

You must get approval before you can register to take a TExES exam. Click here to learn more.

When and where do I take a TExES exam?

Most TExES exams are offered year-round at various times and locations.

For more information about exam dates and sites, click here.

What are the TExES test fees?

Most TExES exams are $116. If you are just taking a subject exam, and not the full exam, the fee will be a portion of the total exam fee.

For exam specific test fees, click here.

How are TExES exams structured? 

TExES exams are computer-administered tests (CAT). All of the exams have selected-response questions; some also have other types of questions like open-ended written.

What do I need to bring to the test center?

You must bring two current, government-issued ID documents (with your photograph and signature) in English. Make sure your name on your identification matches the name in which you registered.

How long are the TExES exams? 

Most TExES testing sessions are 5 hours long. This includes a 15-minute tutorial and compliance agreement requirement.

Can I use a calculator on a TExES exam? 

Some TExES exams have an on-screen calculator.

What are the testing policies for the TExES exams?

The testing policies for the TExES varies by exam. Take a look at your specific exam here.

How are the TExES exams scored?

Each test or subtest is scored on a scale from 100 to 300, with a passing score of 240.

It can take up to 10 business days to receive your scores.

How do I pass a TExES exam? 

To pass a TExES exam, you must first understand what is on the exam and what you will be expected to know. The best way is to review the 240Tutoring test breakdown materials and practice questions. Once you identify areas of weakness, you can begin targeting those areas with instructional content and practice questions.

Can I retake a TExES exam? 

Yes, you can retake a TExES exam, but you have to wait 45 days in between testing sessions. 

How do I register for a TExES exam?

You can register online for a TExES exam right here.

TExES Practice Test and Study Material

You have access to very basic preparation materials through Pearson Education; however, these materials are very limited and do not address the exam content in depth (which is what you need to be successful). Take a look at those materials here.

For more thorough preparation, use trusted resources like 240Tutoring to learn and explore content, review practice questions, and take full-length practice exams.

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